Napak District: The Deputy Commander Land Force, Major General Francis Takirwa commissioned sixty (60) housing units at the 403 Infantry Brigade Headquarters in Matany Sub-county, Napak District.
The commissioned units whose construction commenced on 25 May 2022 are part of the thirty thousand housing units aimed at addressing the accommodation and welfare of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces
Maj Gen Takirwa said that the construction of the housing units is in line with the vision of the Commander-in-Chief to see that every security personnel in UPDF, Police, and Prisons lives decently, ‘We are now shifting from traditional ways of living to modern ones,’ he said.
He argued soldiers to maintain and preserve the houses and be mindful of their hygiene and sanitation.
Maj Gen Takirwa however advised soldiers on financial discipline and plan for retirement so that they reserve money to start up income-generating activities.
On his part, Brig Gen Busizoori, the Deputy Commander of 3 Division noted that the welfare of soldiers is one of the priority areas that UPDF has started putting efforts, and this is intended to improve the livelihood of troops.
He acknowledged the Engineers Construction Regiment of the 3 Division for the tremendous work and urged them to maintain the spirit and the professional standards of their work.
Present at the function were, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Francis Chemusto, Col Richard Butungi, Lt Col Morris Twongyeirwe and Maj Kizito Mulwana, among others.